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Turkey stuffed with chestnuts and foie gras

« There is nothing more traditional than this easy recipe for turkey with chestnuts. The cooking method ensures that the bird is tender and succulent." » 
Type Main course - poultry - turkey - chestnuts - foie gras - Christmas recipe - party recipe - traditional recipe - stuffing for poultry
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 1h 45 min
Origin french food
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Serves 4

  • kitchen string and a trussing needle


Preparation of ingredients

  • Cut the turkey liver into small cubes, break the chestnuts into pieces, remove the skin from the white puddings, clean and cut the mushrooms into small pieces.


  • In a salad bowl mix the turkey liver, chestnut pieces, chopped mushrooms, white pudding flesh and foie gras. Add the egg and half of the cognac.
  • Add salt and pepper, and stuff the turkey with the mixture.
  • Sew up the opening with the string and trussing needle.
  • Truss the turkey.
  • Bring the chicken stock to the boil in a large stewpot and add the turkey.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the turkey and drain.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C/Gas Mark 4).
  • Place the turkey on a broiler pan and wrap it in bacon slices.
  • Cook in the oven for 1 hour.
  • After an hour, remove the bacon and brown the turkey skin for ¼ hour.
  • Turn the oven down very low (150°F/70°C), wrap the turkey in aluminum foil and let it rest in the oven for ¼ hour.
  • Carve the turkey, deglaze the broiler pan and pour the cooking juices into a small pan. Reduce for 5 minutes with the cognac.
  • Place the slices of turkey onto a preheated serving dish and pour the sauce into a sauce boat. Serve.


Accompaniment suggestions: a carrot and celery purée, potatoes and parsnips. And chestnuts warmed in butter.

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